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doch
02-28-2012, 12:08 AM
I'd like to hear recommendations for a skimmer for my tank. Total water volume once I do the additions will be in the realm of 350-400gal. I run a faily heavy bio load... close to 20 fish right now, will be more. I refuse to spend a crap load of money on a skimmer... the most that I would like to spend would be about $700.

Suggestions? Thanks

Coralgurl
02-28-2012, 12:28 AM
I just bought a reef octopus 5000 in tank rated to 400 gl for $500.00. I'm just setting it up but I had a similar thread going for my tank and the 3000 got the most votes but for a 180 gl tank. As I've got an 80 gl sump, figured a bit more wouldn't hurt...:lol:

mseepman
02-28-2012, 01:11 AM
I bought an Octopus XP-5000 Internal for my tank that I will be setting up shortly. 290g display and another 125g between sump and peripheral tanks. Everything I hear about these is good...I even purchased the auto neck cleaner for it.

carnut
02-28-2012, 01:25 AM
Deltec. I bought an ap902 which you can still get new and it rocks.tank has never looked soo good. I have about 400 gallons also.

doch
02-28-2012, 03:33 AM
Thanks for the replies guys. I was actually thinking about the octopus. Where did you find it for $500? That's definetly what I'm leaning towards. Aren.t the Deltec's quite expensive?

Casey8
02-28-2012, 03:41 AM
I see Asmodeus has a Deltec AP 702 for $800. It looks so powerful just like him :wink:

slakker
03-05-2012, 01:42 AM
my euroreef skimmer finally died to the point where I don't want to keep McGuyvering it to keep it running. I went and got a Tunze 9011 and am now wondering why the heck I didn't get it to begin with!!! 2 minute setup and it's producing great skim. I suspect its a bit more expensive than other options, but maintenance of it should make up for it...

doch
03-05-2012, 01:49 AM
I think that I'm going to be going with the Deltec SC 2060. It's a little more than what I wanted to spend, but it's supposed to kick some pretty serious butt. Now.... if I can only sell all of my other gear, I'll have a nice little down payment on this new one.

Skimmer King
03-05-2012, 02:42 AM
Doch what gear are you selling

RuGlu6
03-05-2012, 04:05 AM
I'd like to hear recommendations for a skimmer for my tank. Total water volume once I do the additions will be in the realm of 350-400gal. I run a faily heavy bio load... close to 20 fish right now, will be more. I refuse to spend a crap load of money on a skimmer... the most that I would like to spend would be about $700.

Suggestions? Thanks

Definately Reef Octopus with Bubble Blaster 5000 pump (http://www.aquacave.com/Super-Reef-Octopus-XP-5000SSS-SPACE-SAVER-In-Sump-Cone-Protein-Skimmer-by-CoralVue-P3015C659.aspx)

Bubble Blaster 5000 is pulling 2000!L/H of air! (To the best of my knowledge)You can only get this kind of performance from Red Dragon pumps for much larger price tag.
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REEF OCTOPUS BUBBLE BLASTER PUMP HY-5000S (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-8_HpHg6nCw)
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Vertex alpha cone 250 vs DIY replica w Bubble blaster 5000 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IrZofLHKEsc).
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Bubble Blaster Protein Skimmer Pumps (http://coralvue.com/bubbleblaster/)
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Look at the pump specs here and it is not just quiet it is almost silent
Bubble Blaster HY-5000 Pump (http://premiumaquatics.com/aquatic-supplies/CV-HY-5000S.html)

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Bubble Magus Hero 320 (http://glassbox-design.com/2010/bubble-magus-hero-skimmer/)

or 2011 Bubble Magus HERO 350 (http://www.reefshops.com/2011-bubble-magus-hero-350.html)

Or buy it here $600+shipping + 220 to 120 Volt converter. (Got mine for $10 from Craigslist) 2011 Bubble Magus HERO 320 (http://www.reefshops.com/2011-bubble-magus-hero-320.html?sl=EN)
I would love to have this skimmer!
http://www.reefshops.com/images/detailed/1013.jpg
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http://www.reefshops.com/images/detailed/1010221533c637e8a2936d32ba.jpg
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http://www.reefshops.com/images/detailed/10102215337c40b4bd259a7aac.jpg
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http://www.reefshops.com/images/detailed/1010221533897b5083fac7ef27.jpg
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Love this litle inverted cone/bump for foam to go sideways easily.
http://www.reefshops.com/images/detailed/10102215333590b08c20f4ed26.jpg
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Or Hero 350 slightly larger version (http://www.reefshops.com/2011-bubble-magus-hero-350.html)
I got a couple of things from reefshops they are legit.